The College Fix, an online publication run by conservative college students, published an article detailing how the Catholic University of America allowed its student health plan to cover abortions. This was no short-term glitch as this coverage existed for three years. The CUA personnel claim that their carrier simply stopped the abortion exclusions. I find that highly unlikely; in my experience of administering health plans, I know that carriers announce any proposed changes well in advance.
College Fix personnel repeatedly attempted to contact CUA personnel about the coverage prior to publication of their first article, but those attempts were ignored. After College Fix published that article, however, CUA became busy little bees and got their carrier to correct the situation.
Some questions come to mind:
- Who at CUA was responsible for administering the health plan and ensuring that it remained in conformity with Church teaching?
- How was that abortion coverage allowed to remain for three years?
- I know that there are pro-life students there. Did any of them raise questions, and if so, how were they treated?
- Why was College Fix initially rebuffed?
- The abortion coverage is now allegedly removed. How will that be verified?